Managing Up: Working With Non-Technical Executives

Is your CEO balking at funding a big investment in services? CFO fighting you on that migration to the cloud? Why does everyone's eyes glaze over whenever you utter the words "tech debt"? In this fireside chat, Joe and Scott will discuss valuable tools for influencing executives while learning to avoid the common pitfalls engineering leaders make.

about the speakersCOMMENTS

Scott Shumaker

CTO @ Yammer

Scott has spent the last 18+ years building consumer tech products at scale. His career has spanned hands-on, founder, and engineering leadership roles. Scott is currently CTO at Yammer, originally a category-defining startup but now a business unit within Office365 at Microsoft. Prior to Yammer, Scott was the first VP of Engineering at Credit Karma, where he helped lead the company through hypergrowth and scale from 100 to 500+ engineers in just over 3 years. Previously, Scott held a variety of leadership roles including: tech lead and manager of multiple teams at Google (G+ iOS, Hangouts iOS, Google Photos mobile, YouTube Gaming and more), serial startup cofounder, and AAA game development lead in the PS2/PS3 console era.

Joe Dunn

Executive Coach, ex VP of Engineering

Joe is a leader, mentor and coach with over twenty years of experience at every level from engineering contributor to SVP of Engineering. Joe was a key early member of three startups that became successful public companies, and a fourth that was sold for $250M+. He currently coaches founders, CEOs and other leaders in tech to build great products, companies and cultures.



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